In September 2012, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) commissioned a high profile team of leaders from UK finance, industry, public, and civil society to produce a strategic, constructively critical review of the North East economy. NELEP’s economic review is chaired by Lord Andrew Adonis, former Secretary of State for Transport and Minister for Schools.

NELEP’s study seeks to ensure that the NELEP area* realises its potential and improves its economic performance in order to drive forward growth over the period to 2030. The review will focus on two key elements: productivity and employment growth.

The North East’s housing sector has come together to make a joint submission to the ‘Adonis Review’. The Northern Housing Consortium has worked with the Home Builders Federation and the National Housing Federation to appoint Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners to prepare the sectors’ submission, working with a steering group of members from all three organisations, chaired by Keith Lorraine of Isos Housing.

The joint housing sector submission can be accessed here.

The submission draws on existing evidence (including the study commissioned from Sheffield Hallam University by the Consortium), published data and primary survey research.

This short video highlights the submission’s key points:

*The North East LEP covers the unitary authorities of Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham.